College Foundation of West Virginia

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We use text messaging for a variety of things; to chat with family and friends, to check-in with a coworker, or send a photo, but what about for academics?

The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission has been a pioneer in helping to develop a national text message counseling program that helps first-time college students transition more easily into college life. This year, that program goes statewide.

West Virginia education officials have announced that a pilot project that provides college counseling via text messaging is producing promising results.

The News and Sentinel reports officials made the announcement Monday during a West Virginia Education Policy Commission meeting.